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duballstar
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Posted:Anyone up for a mellow sunday afternoon in the lush green fields of Guildford's Shalford park? meditate

The Ambient Green Picnic is pretty self explanatory but to give you an idea it's pretty much like transporting the Green Fields of Glastonbury to Surrey for a day! There's usually lots of people spinning, twirling + juggling and i'm sure the various members of Burnt Toast will be loitering around if not actually performing. Check out the website for more details + a link to last years photos etc...

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Durbs
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Posted:Ooooooooh - Go on then biggrin

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Dunc
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Posted:sounds good!! Might see if I can get there for then as it's when I start my holidays!! YEY!! biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Parafinfairy
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Posted:Its got to be done really!!

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

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flid
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Posted:can highly recomend it, have been involved in organisation of it in some shape or form since 99, and we had quite a few HoP people there last year. Infact, last year's thread can be found here and my photos here. smile

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duballstar
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Posted:Written by: flid

last year's thread can be found here



wow... this shows how new i am to the poi community redface i was there last year but still spinning tails and although i spun with some of the guys from Burnt Toast i had no idea there were that many hop-ers there! i do remember some really good spinning though and it was the first time i'd seen socks i think.... eek

*wistfully remembers days of inocently spinning poi on his own before becoming hooked on beast that is the internet*


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Dunc
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Posted:Written by: duballstar

*wistfully remembers days of inocently spinning poi on his own before becoming hooked on beast that is the internet*



Yep...and it was all fields as far as we could see biggrin


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Pink...?
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Posted:Oh that was a brilliant time last year - although Justine got really burnt! ubbangel

Definately go again, i was wondering when it was on this year actually last week! biggrin


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duballstar
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Posted:*huge bumpity*

don't forget it, this is gonna be lovely... ubblove


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Posted:I'm a'going biggrin

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Pink...?
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Posted:*bumpity bump bump*

I have persuaded a mate from work to come too... biggrin


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WryTerra


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Posted:Hmmmm perhaps a one-day return to Guildford can be arranged.

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Posted:Hmm, might be up for this! How easy is it to get to from Guildford train station?

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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flid
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Posted:easy - even alice managed it! smile

it's about a 10 minute walk along the river from the station


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Pink...?
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Posted:I only got slightly lost last time ubbangel

And that is amazing for me. biggrin


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Posted:Cool... weather permitting I shall be there then! smile

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Posted:Hello, me and my fellow spinner Adam are kind of new to the whole spinning in a large group of people, we normally only do it us two and another staff guy, Matt. We're looking to meet new spinners, and this place looks perfect since it's so close to Reading.

Where abouts will you Home of Poi people be so we can meet up with you guys and gals and maybe learn a thing or two.

- Mike


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duballstar
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Posted:at a guess i'd say we'll be dotted all round the place playing with poi, staff + other things. i seem to remember there being a lot of poi there last year.... hang on it's only a week away! yippiee! biggrin
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Pink...?
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Posted:Last year we were buy the Oddballs stand... biggrin Just lookout for people spinning and then go up and attack them (ok not literally!)
ubbangel


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Posted:I may well be in attendance, and, DUH DUH DUM, I may not be alooonnneeee...

My girlfriend has expressed an interest (in the event, she doesn't spin) and there are a few spinners here in Cheltenham who aren't HoPpers that I might tempt along. Afterall, an empty car seat is a waste.


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Durbs
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Posted:Woot - Nearly there biggrin

So - is the semi-official HoP gathering place - outside Oddballs?

The only trouble with this is/was - it was one of the first places to lose the sun - the opposite corner has sun right through to the end of the day...

Just a thought smile


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Parafinfairy
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Posted:Couldn't we just move with the sun?!

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Durbs
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Posted:Yeah, you try moving a bunch of stoned hippies with loads of gear...

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Pink...?
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Posted:Yeah but... Oddballs is such a great meeting place because people are always (well were last time) spinning near there anyway trying out the toys.

And also i get lost so easily... ubbangel


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Parafinfairy
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Posted:Don't you worry Durbs we'll manage it (!). I agree with Pink on this one - its a good place to meet. Actually will it be in the same place?!!

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Pink...?
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Posted:I hope so... if not i'm sure it'll be easy to spot.

More worryingly... will they be there this year?


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duballstar
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Posted:talking about oddballs, here's the quote of my week so far:

'i wish i was sent to jail so that when i come out i could be like mr.oddballs himself ' - Frodo on his belief that while inside he would have the time to perfect his juggling convert the entire Penal Community into a circus troupe

and the best follow up quote:

'It's more likey that you'd be getting censored by Mr.Oddballs while you're in there' - Durbs expressing his cynicism at the little hobbits fantasy

ubblol


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coleman
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Posted:i'm a definite maybe now (along with the most beautiful girl i know smile ).

although it does still depend on getting out of bed on a sunday morning... umm

see ya all there if we make it ubbrollsmile


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Durbs
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Posted:You mean you know Mrs Durbs too?

Oh right - the other most beautiful girl in the world smile

Woo hoo!


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Posted:ubbangel my ears were burning redface

We'll be there on Sunday (perhaps)

Bammy
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MrConfused
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Posted:I might well be along for a little spin cool.

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